Nov 5, 2012 8:00am PST
can make all the difference in razor tight presidential race. it all may come down to a photo finish in one battleground state. how governor romney and president obama are spending their final 24 hours. also, a week ago it was easy to fill up the tank. now frustration rules in some places with long lines for gas after that monster storm we've been talking so much about. what impact could scenes like this have on the election? we'll ask that question. >>> the only swing state both presidential candidates will visit today. one indication of its critical role in tomorrow's outcome. how both campaigns are getting out the vote in ohio. it is all happing you now jenna: only hours to go. hours, jon. jon: can you believe that? jenna: it is hard to believe. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. brand new numbers to share in the race for the white house as the candidates make final appeal to voters in those critical swing states. the president getting ready to address supporters in wisconsin just minutes from now while governor romney gears up for a rally in virginia. "
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
everything in a razor tight race. the government reports america's unemployment rate rising in the month of october to 7.9%. 171,000 jobs added last month. that is far fewer than the 250,000 many economists say are needed each month to turn the economy around. so that is the big number we have. that's where we start. good morning. i'm bill hemmer. welcome here. morning, martha. martha: good morning bill. what a week. it is friday. welcome everybody, i'm martha maccallum. this jobs report today could be the freshest things people have in their mind in terms of a economic number when they head to the polls in a few days. this short shows it has been a very slow, sluggish recovery. the government reports real unemployment, this is the number we want to focus on, 14.6%. we say that for a good reason. that includes people that are underemployed, even people only worked one day, get counted in the underemployed, part time emed employed. some just have given up. bill: stuart varney, anchor fox business network. good morning to you. start with the more significant number you find there. what is